Robin Williams loves The Legend of Zelda so much that he named his daughter “Zelda”. Zelda is a nice name–it’s not just a video game character. There have been other Zeldas, Zelda Fitzgerald, for example.
Yet, for our generation, “Zelda” is Zelda. And for Zelda Williams, sometimes that’s a blessing and sometimes, it’s super annoying–especially those corny pick-up lines. Williams talked with ONM, giving the best (worst?) Zelda lines she’s heard, like asking if she’s a princess or if they have to come and rescue her.
Others try turning it into innuendo with, sigh, swords.
“The best ones are the ones, too, where they’re like, they’re trying to do some kind of flirtatious thing, but they’re comparing you to Link,” Williams said.
“Because they didn’t play the games, and they don’t realise that Zelda isn’t the one in green. And then you kind of have to be the dork then and properly correct them and be like, ‘If you are going to use a Zelda pick-up line, please understand which character Zelda is.”
Also, please understand that, yes, Zelda Williams has already heard your stupid schtick.